Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering


Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

 

Job No:

522168

Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)

Grade:UNAC Grade 30

Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage

School/Business unit:UAA College of Engineering

Location:Anchorage

Categories: Education/Instructional, Engineering/Computer Science

 

Position Summary:

The College of Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is inviting applications for a tri-partite, full-time, tenure-track Faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering. The successful applicant will begin in August 2023.

 

Duties:

 

The UAA Civil Engineering (CE) department within the College of Engineering (CoEng) The Anchorage campus offers a full complement of programs and courses, including in high-demand fields such as engineering, health, business, and education, as well as in the liberal arts and sciences. UAA career and technical education programs align with Alaska's core industries, such as engineering, aviation, oil, and gas and supports two growing programs: Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering. There are approximately 180 undergraduate students enrolled in the ABET-accredited BS Civil Engineering program and 30 students in the MS Civil Engineering program. The CE department and the College of Engineering have strong ties with local industry, providing exceptional opportunities for community-engaged projects. The CE department also has an active and growing externally-funded research program, with strength in each sub-discipline. The University of Alaska Anchorage prides itself in providing faculty with the tools and opportunities necessary to achieve excellence in teaching, research, and service while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. For more information, please visit: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-engineering/.

 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses, conduct research, advise undergraduate students, supervise graduate students, participate in departmental meetings, and take an active role in professional, community, and university service. This position will place more emphasis on research, particularly funded research.

 

Desired Qualifications: Excellent candidates in all areas of environmental engineering will be considered; however, preference will be given to candidates who have:

 

• experience in teaching undergraduate/graduate courses;

• motivation to teach courses in innovative ways and facilitate distance learning;

• registered as a Professional Engineer, or have the ability to become registered within five years after the starting date; and

• industry experience in engineering or related fields.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely related field by time of hire, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must be capable of teaching courses in the undergraduate and graduate Civil Engineering degree programs. A solid proven record in publications, experience in conducting funded research (local and national and/or international), and community engagement is highly desirable.

 

It is expected that the finalist's appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor rank, but outstanding candidates will be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank.

 

Experience the “Big, Wild Life” at the University of Alaska Anchorage. UAA is the largest of the three main campuses of the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, is a vibrant community with an ethnically diverse population of 300,000, offering a lively intellectual and cultural life. UAA maintains close connections with Anchorage-based government, business and nonprofit employers, giving students a wide range of opportunities for internships, research and real-world experience. UAA's campus is connected to 250 miles of trails where students and employees can enjoy wooded seclusion, mountain vistas and ocean views.

 

The Alaskan summers range from highs in the 60's and 70's and can even reach into the 80s for periods of time. The best part of Alaska summers are the long days. Despite the reputation, during the winter months Anchorage actually has a warmer climate than other cold-weather cities like Chicago or Minneapolis because it's on the ocean. An average of 79 inches of snow falls on Anchorage every year. The city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and a strong sense of community that makes it attractive for growing families. Anchorage is also the hub for business and industry in Alaska, and leaders of those communities actively seek to employ UAA graduates.

 

Upon receipt of an employment offer, successful candidates must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.

 

The College of Engineering is willing to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

 

If you have any questions on this position, please feel free to contact the search committee chair Vinod Vasudevan, Ph.D., P.E. mailto:(vvasudevan@alaska.edu)

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Civil Engineering is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Engineering at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in civil engineering, advise undergraduate and graduate students, publish in peer-reviewed journals, engage in professional and academic service or leadership activities, and develop and maintain an externally funded research program. Excellent candidates with expertise in any area of environmental engineering will be considered; however, preference will be given to candidates who have:

 

• motivation to teach courses in innovative ways and to facilitate distance learning;

 

• registered as a Professional Engineer or have the ability to become registered within five years after the starting date; and

 

• industry experience in civil engineering or related fields.

 

The successful candidate will:

 

• Be a self-starter

 

• Have excellent oral and written communication skills

 

• Have strong organizational skills and the ability to innovate

 

• Have excellent leadership and interpersonal skills

 

• Possess the ability to work productively with limited supervision

 

• Possess good decision-making abilities

 

• Have the ability to teach in a diverse University community

 

• Have the ability to help students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed

 

• Work effectively with a broad range of diverse constituencies, including students, parents, staff, faculty, administrators, and the public

 

• Positively contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the College and University

 

Typical Experience:

Candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must be capable of teaching courses in the undergraduate and graduate Civil Engineering degree programs. A solid proven record in publications, experience with funded research (local and national and/or international), and community engagement is highly desirable.

 

Required Education or Training:

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely related field by the time of hire.

 

Salary Information:

 

This is a full-time tripartite tenure-track faculty position complete with both a competitive salary (DOE) and https://alaska.edu/jobs/benefits.php, with an expected start date in August 2023. This position is located in Anchorage, Alaska.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

 

Documents required with your application:

 

• Cover letter: highlighting any industry or teaching experience and how it is relevant to this job. (page limit: 2 maximum)

• Teaching Statement: highlighting teaching and advising experience and philosophy. Include a list of courses that you would feel comfortable teaching. (page limit: 2 maximum)

• Research Statement: highlighting research experience and philosophy. Include a list of research areas and funded research projects worked on and supervised as a PI (Principal Investigator) or Co-PI (Co-Principal Investigator) and/or RA (Research Assistant). (page limit: 2 maximum)

• Current CV

• Five Professional References: Name, contact number, email, and relationship to applicant

 

Official transcripts for all degrees are required at time of employment offer.

 

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date. Review date is December 11, 2022 at 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time.

 

The initial review process for applications will begin on December 12, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

 

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC). http://www.unitedacademics.net/

 

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

 

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: http://www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

 

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

 

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

 

If you have any questions on this position, please feel free to contact the search committee chair Vinod Vasudevan, Ph.D., P.E. mailto:(vvasudevan@alaska.edu)

 

Applications Close: Open until filled

 

To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/3648519

 

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Anchorage, AK

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Closing Date 2022-12-18